are there any jobs out there?

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Mark Best, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Mark Best

    Mark Best Guest

    Hi all, I was wondering if there are any jobs out there, see I have all
    ready passed the comptia A+ an am going to take the comptia Network+ exam in
    late may. I am working in an completely different field at the moment but am
    quite passionate about pc's networking etc you get the idea. An was
    wondering if there is currently a demand for such expertise, an if so what
    the basic rate for someone such as my self would be? I'm living an working
    in the uk in Leeds to be exact if that helps any!
    Mark Best, Apr 4, 2005
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    Jamco Guest

    No demand for someone with no experience, and minimal training like
    yourself.
    You could probably find a volunteer position, or perhaps something that pays
    slightly above minimum wage.

    "Mark Best" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all, I was wondering if there are any jobs out there, see I have all
    > ready passed the comptia A+ an am going to take the comptia Network+ exam
    > in
    > late may. I am working in an completely different field at the moment but
    > am
    > quite passionate about pc's networking etc you get the idea. An was
    > wondering if there is currently a demand for such expertise, an if so what
    > the basic rate for someone such as my self would be? I'm living an working
    > in the uk in Leeds to be exact if that helps any!
    >
    >
    Jamco, Apr 4, 2005
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    ©ae®bannog Guest

    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:42519f36$0$94526$...
    > "Mark Best" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi all, I was wondering if there are any jobs out there, see I have all
    >> ready passed the comptia A+ an am going to take the comptia Network+ exam
    >> in
    >> late may. I am working in an completely different field at the moment but
    >> am
    >> quite passionate about pc's networking etc you get the idea. An was
    >> wondering if there is currently a demand for such expertise, an if so
    >> what
    >> the basic rate for someone such as my self would be? I'm living an
    >> working
    >> in the uk in Leeds to be exact if that helps any!

    >
    > I'm in a similar position to you, and it can be frustrating because there
    > seem to be plenty of jobs about, but there is a lot of people more
    > suitable for the role than you(and me)!
    >
    > Even lower paid jobs 11k-12k are demanding experience, (saw a job a while
    > back for IT Support 12k, duties include working on reception, helpdesk,
    > making tea + coffee, ordering taxis and they expected them to be educated
    > to degree level!)
    >
    > Also A+ isn't as well recognised in the UK as America, HNC, HND, MCP,
    > MSCE, etc. are more appealing.
    >
    > So more qualifications and/or low paid experience is what it'll take to
    > get anywhere.
    >
    > A few Job sites to look at:
    > www.reed.co.uk
    > www.fish4.co.uk
    > www.ata-group.co.uk
    > www.cwjobs.co.uk
    > www.jobsite.co.uk
    > www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
    > www.yorkshirejobstoday.co.uk
    > www.monster.co.uk
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Chris D.


    Not exactly encouraging, is it? I'm in exactly the same boat as Mark, in
    that I was previously in a totally different field to IT, but with a
    personal passion for the subject (ain't that sad!)

    I'm finding the same problem, which is that although I'm very confident I
    could do these types of HD/support/tea-making roles with my eyes shut,
    no-one will give me the time of day without real experience in a real
    support job.

    Luckily I have a reasonable redundancy package to fall back on, so I'm
    studying hard and volunteering (although sometimes you can't even give it
    away!), as well as applying for increasingly junior IT stuff.

    Try http://www.do-it.org.uk/ and http://www.itcanhelp.org.uk/index.htm for
    volunteer info.

    As far as starting my own business, the local paper is chock-full of
    one-man-band IT bods plying their trade. It feels like I'd be a small fish
    in an ever-shrinking lake.

    Daniel (East Anglia, UK)
    ©ae®bannog, Apr 6, 2005
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  4. Mark Best

    rick Guest

    On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 08:47:16 +0100, "?ae?bannog" <1@2.3.commmode>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Chris" <> wrote in message
    >news:42519f36$0$94526$...
    >> "Mark Best" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hi all, I was wondering if there are any jobs out there, see I have all
    >>> ready passed the comptia A+ an am going to take the comptia Network+ exam
    >>> in
    >>> late may. I am working in an completely different field at the moment but
    >>> am
    >>> quite passionate about pc's networking etc you get the idea. An was
    >>> wondering if there is currently a demand for such expertise, an if so
    >>> what
    >>> the basic rate for someone such as my self would be? I'm living an
    >>> working
    >>> in the uk in Leeds to be exact if that helps any!

    >>
    >> I'm in a similar position to you, and it can be frustrating because there
    >> seem to be plenty of jobs about, but there is a lot of people more
    >> suitable for the role than you(and me)!
    >>
    >> Even lower paid jobs 11k-12k are demanding experience, (saw a job a while
    >> back for IT Support 12k, duties include working on reception, helpdesk,
    >> making tea + coffee, ordering taxis and they expected them to be educated
    >> to degree level!)
    >>
    >> Also A+ isn't as well recognised in the UK as America, HNC, HND, MCP,
    >> MSCE, etc. are more appealing.
    >>
    >> So more qualifications and/or low paid experience is what it'll take to
    >> get anywhere.
    >>
    >> A few Job sites to look at:
    >> www.reed.co.uk
    >> www.fish4.co.uk
    >> www.ata-group.co.uk
    >> www.cwjobs.co.uk
    >> www.jobsite.co.uk
    >> www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
    >> www.yorkshirejobstoday.co.uk
    >> www.monster.co.uk
    >>
    >> HTH
    >>
    >> Chris D.

    >
    >Not exactly encouraging, is it? I'm in exactly the same boat as Mark, in
    >that I was previously in a totally different field to IT, but with a
    >personal passion for the subject (ain't that sad!)
    >
    >I'm finding the same problem, which is that although I'm very confident I
    >could do these types of HD/support/tea-making roles with my eyes shut,
    >no-one will give me the time of day without real experience in a real
    >support job.
    >
    >Luckily I have a reasonable redundancy package to fall back on, so I'm
    >studying hard and volunteering (although sometimes you can't even give it
    >away!), as well as applying for increasingly junior IT stuff.
    >
    >Try http://www.do-it.org.uk/ and http://www.itcanhelp.org.uk/index.htm for
    >volunteer info.
    >
    >As far as starting my own business, the local paper is chock-full of
    >one-man-band IT bods plying their trade. It feels like I'd be a small fish
    >in an ever-shrinking lake.
    >
    >Daniel (East Anglia, UK)
    >


    Don't think UK has all the problems.
    I have 15 years experience from DOS through windows 2003. as well as
    Macintosh (various OS flavors) and Linux.

    Got out sourced 3 years ago. Now . Im a armed security guard

    Rick
    Rick
    rick, Aug 25, 2005
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